All about Shiatsu massage
There are many different types of massage therapy
that people often undergo in order to help them to feel better. Therapeutic
offers many benefits to an individual’s health, including
the release of stress from the muscles of the body, feelings of
relaxation, and help when it comes to rehabilitating from an injury.
In order to find out what types
of massage are best for treating the problems that you are having
with your health, it’s important
to learn about as many types of massage therapy as possible so
that you can make the right decision. In this article, we’ll
work towards increasing your knowledge of massage therapy by teaching
you about Shiatsu massage, a unique form of massage that can be
helpful in many ways.
Shiatsu massage originated in
Japan. The first exclusive Shiatsu massage therapy clinic was created
in the year 1925 in Japan by
a man named Namikoshi. Shiatsu massage is a type of massage
that continues to grow as the years go by, with many different
individuals adding to the therapeutic method. The very definition
massage states that the practice involves the usage of one’s
fingers and palms of the hands to correct imbalances that are found
throughout the body in order to help to keep a patient healthy
both physically and psychologically.
Practitioners of the art of
massage state that their practice manipulates the body by stimulating
the immune system, therefore helping an individual to be less
prone to illness and more apt to make a quick recovery. They stress
the art is one that focuses on maintaining the health of the
whole body as opposed to attacking a specific symptom or problem.
this manner, the Shiatsu practitioners believe that the body
possesses the natural capacity to be able to heal itself if there
that are affecting the whole body itself.
Since Shiatsu’s conception
in Japan, the art has spread throughout the world. These days,
individuals in the United States can find
therapeutic r4elief through Shiatsu massage while ensuring that
they are receiving the proper level of treatment since there are
state and national boards which work to license and govern the
practice of Shiatsu massage.
As mentioned earlier, there are
many different types of massage that can be useful for an individual
who is looking to overcome
symptoms. Shiatsu ius just one of the many, and consequently,
it is not the right solution for everybody.
To that end, be
engage yourself in the topic of therapeutic massage, working
to learn all that you can about it so that you will be better
which type of massage therapy is the right one for you. If
you do decide that you wish to undergo a type of Shiatsu
best to ensure that the therapist that you are visiting is
licensed in the art of Shiatsu. That way, you will be able
to ensure that
you are getting the proper treatment that has been used by
many to keep illness away and the body well-structured.
Deep Tissue Massage - What is it?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that involves the deeper
tissue structures of the connective tissues and muscles. It is
similar to Swedish massage but uses a more intense pressure. The
massage is more focused as the therapist is working more closely
with a particular group of muscles to relieve muscle tension, knots
During the massage you should
not feel any pain associated with the massage itself, you may feel
uncomfortable as the pressure
The therapist will encourage you to communicate with her/him as
to your tolerance level. Pain is not the purpose of the massage.
You should see results from your
deep tissue massage over time. One therapy session is not going
to undo knots that have
built up over
a long period of time. You may be advised to include a program
of exercise, encouraged to work on good posturing and improve
move or position your body in conjunction with massage therapy.
You may also benefit from adding other relaxation techniques
schedule of massage visits.
Deep tissue massage has the therapist
focusing on the deeper layers of muscle tissue (hence the name).
The therapist will
use a combination
of slow strokes, deep finger pressure on the troubled areas (knots)
and will continue across the fiber of the muscle, tendons and
fascia. The pressure and friction is applied across the grain
of the muscle
not with the grain. You may also be referred for deep tissue
massage if you have scar tissue. You may experience some
or right after the massage. Within a day or two following the
massage you should feel better than you did before the massage.
It is important to drink plenty
of water after a deep-tissue massage session to help eliminate
the toxins from your body.
loosened up toxins from your muscles in order to get blood
and oxygen circulating properly through these muscle groups.
Receiving a deep tissue massage will feel great and is an important
part of over-all good health. As we got through life we tend
to accumulate knots from tension and strain. The deep tissue
deeply held tension patterns in our muscles and causes them
to become "unstuck".
The therapy session is both corrective and therapeutic.
The therapist who practices deep
tissue massage needs to be thoroughly trained in the physical aspects
of the muscle
groups and how
they relate to the circulatory system. S(he) also needs to
understand the various massage therapy tools used in deep
as well as how to position fingers, knuckles and direction
as well as types and degrees of pressure.
to distinguish between the different stoke maneuvers and
how to apply them in meaningful ways. They will gain confidence
their style of massage. Therapists need to understand the
behind the sore muscles: the incorrect body positioning
that causes neck pain, headaches and emotional issues that will
themselves in conjunction with the sore muscle complaint.